Sowing Seeds Blooming Gardens
Sowing Seeds Blooming Gardens Learn Teach and Share Community Gardening Project Red Eared Horse & Company In cooperation with Bellevue Housing Authority “Our Community Garden is simply people coming together to plant in shared or individual spaces. Our goal is to “Learn, Teach and Share” gardening with each other and to become a self sufficient and sustainable community.” Working together we can supply our families with healthy food choices and be independent of food stamps and local food pantries. We can educate ourselves and our children in sustainable gardening practices, healthy food preparation, and increase our physical, mental, and spiritual wellness; decreasing our dependence on the health care system. The Community Gardening Project provides a vehicle to work toward family self sufficiency. Sowing Seeds, Blooming Gardens is a project started by a BHA Section 8 housing voucher resident. Health concerns affected the resident’s ability to work and sustain their family through conventional means. Illness and food sacristy prompted the family to look for alternatives to food stamps and food pantries. The family engaged in sharing of resources, such as plant exchanges and interactions with other gardeners in the Bellevue community, through this process the creation of a “Kitchen Garden” became a reality for the family. Experiencing the success of their “Kitchen Garden”, there dawned an understanding that to be self sufficient, families need to work together toward sustainability. A Community Garden is a great medium to increase food availability and promote self sufficiency. Other BHA families have expressed an interested in gardening. These families are coming together to begin a Community Gardening Project.
KGI is a nonprofit community of over 30,000 people who are growing some of our own food and helping others to do the same.
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